Since it’s inception in 2015, YOU have helped us raise over $33,700 through our Fill the Plate, Feed a Family Challenge! The initiative originated in 2015 out of a need to raise $10,000 in order to receive a $10,000 matching grant. Because of your generosity, we did it! The initiative has become an annual challenge, incorporating different events such as our Hot Table Fundraiser and International Tasting Event. The money raised through this initiative is leveraged to provide people in our community with much needed groceries.
Food insecurity is an issue that over 223,000 individuals in Western Mass face. The Gray House is committed to addressing this issue by providing households with nutritious groceries. On average, 80-120 families receive assistance each week. This critical service is a first step in helping people improve their ability to resolve crises and achieve and maintain a more stable situation. Food assistance allows families to reallocate their limited funds to other expenses that impact their ability to maintain a job or housing such as rent, transportation, utility bills, childcare and healthcare expenses.
Thank you to everyone who donated to help us #FillThePlate!